Comments on: Sick Day http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 13 May 2014 00:58:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: kalanicut http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-363611 kalanicut Fri, 08 Jun 2012 06:37:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-363611 Can’t take the smile off my face. LOL. Much prefer travel. Apparently I was blessed with a super high tolerance for pain according to doctors and when I’m sick I just want to be left alone. Unfortunately that also means that I have a low tolerance for complaining about minor aches & pains and constant demands. The little one is a piece of cake when sick, it’s the bigger one that tough. ;)

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-363306 Dee Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:42:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-363306 I prefer a traveling spouse, for sure. Are you familiar w/ the “man cold”? Check out the video on youtube, too funny. Feel better, Gabrielle.

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By: Shawna Greenway http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362899 Shawna Greenway Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:38:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362899 I am the WORST at being sick! I am crabby and just want everyone to leave me alone and I don’t appreciate my husband, who is the best nurse in the world but a little too attentive. I work from home so when he’s sick it’s irritating because he’s just lying on the couch playing games on his phone when he should be sleeping but then I feel like his mother if i scold him for it so I tend to stay in my office in the garage when he’s ill. That sounds so horrible, doesn’t it?? LOL

I crave my mother’s chicken and rice casserole when I’m sick. Chicken breasts, Minute Rice and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. Such a 1950′s dish!! I find it truly disgusting when I’m well but I could eat a whole pan when I’m sick.

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By: Mel McCarthy http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362651 Mel McCarthy Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:51:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362651 Hope you feel much better very soon! That has to be the most gorgeous grapefruit ever. When I’m sick I crave tea made with fresh ginger and lemon slices and honey. You’d be amazed at the energy kick it gives you.

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By: hyzen http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362348 hyzen Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:14:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362348 Hmm, I get irritated when my husband is sick, too–but that’s because when I’m sick, I still generally have to go to work all day AND end up having to take care of the kids, dishes, meals, pets, the house, etc. My husband works long hours and doesn’t have a lot of flexibility, so everything still falls on me. I can feel so miserable and all I want to do is collapse in bed, but I drag myself around and get the essentials done. But when he gets sick, he calls off work or goes home early, sleeps all day, then wants to lay around in the evening and expects me to take care of everything, even if I’m sick too! If I bring it up, he says that he thinks he must be sicker than I am! Argh. It doesn’t engender a lot of sympathy. And it brings to mind this blog post, which is hilarious: http://crappypictures.com/2011/08/last-monday-started-like-any-other-monday-except-the-boys-were-being-unruly-more-than-usual-i-mean-this-was-the-beginning.html

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By: Gina http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362306 Gina Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:53:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362306 Feeling like this in the Spring just doesn’t fit reality, does it? Take care of yourself now and actually rest. Easier said than done but a few days (hours) of rest will save your weeks of walking in a fog. I am eternally guilty of ignoring my symptoms to “do” but, know rest works! I wish it for you and am glad you have such a great husband!

I kid my husband that he’s absolutely not allowed to be sick and has to be super man. I, also, feel that our life is planned around two healthy adults and whenever one of us is brought down with a big, I suddenly realize the energy & work necessary for every day.

My personal best tips: I am positive that when I practice yoga regularly, I catch fewer colds or have shorter illnesses — it’s amazing. Real chicken broth; ginger + lemon squeezed into fresh orange juice, water and rest… Feel better soon!!

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By: Chedva http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362287 Chedva Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:24:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362287 I feel the same way when my husband is sick. It’s also really hard for me to see him this way, it’s so unlike him. When I’m sick I don’t crave anything, even the thought of food makes me nauseous (which is rare!) and I’d eat maximum a plain toast and drink something citrus-y (my family has citrus orchards and vitamin C can never hurt…)
Get well soon!

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362274 This girl loves to talk Thu, 07 Jun 2012 03:03:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362274 ha! I had similar feelings when my husband is working from home or having a well deserved rest. My husband was bishop, and travelled for work and I think I handled things pretty well. However now he has been released he is home alot more and I have had to handle my irritated feelings! Now he is trying to give himself some deserved rest time (ie playing a computer game (which he didnt have time for for years!) or studying or watching some tv etc and I find myself getting so grumpy that he is now home but still not available to me! lol)

so obviously I fall into the latter category – though I wouldnt want a full time travelling spouse. Mine only every two weeks or so.

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By: Jocelyn http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362269 Jocelyn Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:39:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362269 Ha, I am so glad to know I am not alone in feeling that way when my husband is sick. I always feel guilty that even though I feel terrible that he feels bad I secretly want him to still be helping out. I am much better when he is traveling because I am mentally prepared to do it all alone. And plus then I don’t have to worry about keeping the kids quiet. Thankfully, my husband doesn’t get sick very often.

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By: Nikki Fisher http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362268 Nikki Fisher Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:34:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362268 Sympathy to you Gabi from here in the southern hemisphere where I am just coming through a cold. I blogged about this very topic a couple of days ago. I was wishing for a ‘go slow’ day and next morning I woke up sick – be careful what you wish for! I love both – sick and traveling husband – as long as they are both speedy, ie. quick recovery and quick trip away.

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By: Pamela Balabuszko-Reay http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362263 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay Thu, 07 Jun 2012 01:35:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362263 Amen Sister.
My husband is amazing. But when he is sick it is like having another kiddo in the house.
This is why I say every woman needs a wife. Wink. We usually know what another woman needs when the chips are down.

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By: sue http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362252 sue Wed, 06 Jun 2012 23:59:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362252 oh my goodness. i TOTALLY get this. i always imagined it came from dreading the extra duty of taking care of another dependent, when what i wanted most was my husband to help me! also…i’ve always felt like my sick care was never a fair trade for his sick care. its been good to dive through these thoughts..i think it will help me be less resentful next time! =)

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By: juliagblair http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362248 juliagblair Wed, 06 Jun 2012 23:27:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362248 I have a not-well husband at home all the time. I’m loving being a care-giver. I feel so in-charge!! I’m still looking for “Olive us!” tomorrow?
Hope so. Get well, Gabby dear. You’re taking care of many, many! Perhaps
one of your beloved guests left a bounteous germ! Love you all!

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By: Megan - So Inviting! http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362246 Megan - So Inviting! Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:54:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362246 This is so true! I do the exact same thing! It is the best to wake up to a clean house after a late night of cleaning alone! I used to love it when I was little and my mom would surprise me and clean my room, it’s the same way now with the house… I just wish someone would clean like mom used to. Wait now thats me!!! Sometimes I think my husband knows not to come home at 6 when the house is crazy… things are so much better if he gets home at 9! Poor guy…

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By: Jane http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362244 Jane Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:35:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362244 Hello, infrequent commenter and longtime lurker here.

This entry made me smile, because I never knew anyone who felt this way! I, too, am ashamed to admit that my husband is a hundred times more tolerant of sick me than vice versa.

I have a weird craving for cold canned mandarin oranges when I’m sick in bed. My mom would always set me up on the couch with a bowl of them when I felt sick, and tasting them as a grown woman still brings me comfort :)

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By: Julia http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362235 Julia Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:58:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362235 I feel similarly irritated when my husband is sick at home (which is rare), and I finally figured out why: At-home moms don’t get sick days. If I have a cold my husband, wonderful as he is, wouldn’t dream of staying home from work so I can rest. Thus I have to do everything as usual with the kids and house even though I’m a dripping miserable mess. So when he’s lying on the couch resting, I think it’s less about being mad at him and more about wishing I could do the same, if that makes sense. :)

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By: Pamela Balabuszko-Reay http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362227 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:50:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362227 Number one: A sick husband at home is NOT good. My reaction is exactly like yours.

Number two! Supreme that grapefruit that is cut the “wrong way”. Supremed grapefruit is divine!

Number three! Get better!

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362220 Ann Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:06:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362220 Totally know what you mean about when husband is not home vs home sick!

I crave hot soup and citrus too. I also crave continuous tea and junkie food too for some strange reason. Oh, and hot peppers.

Glad you’re feeling better : )

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By: Sasha http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362208 Sasha Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:59:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362208 I’m glad you’re feeling better! I just had an aha about myself regarding this same issue with the travelling or unavailable husband. My husband was out of town and I spent an entire evening cleaning the house after the children went to sleep. I felt so productive and fulfilled. Then I imagined what it would feel like to have mopped floors and scrubbed toilets after a full day at work if my husband were at home. While he’s very industrious and actually does most of the cooking and at least half of the household chores, in the evenings he sometimes just stops when he’s tired and watches TV or reads. I know there is no way I could graciously clean the house if he were lying around resting, no matter how well-earned it might be. Isn’t that interesting? That my need for a feeling of momentary equity would take away from my ability to take pleasure in being productive when the mood and energy hits. Hmmmm. And he is the best nurse when I’m sick while I struggle with taking care of him.

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By: cupcakes for clara http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/sick-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-362202 cupcakes for clara Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:36:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20040#comment-362202 I hope you feel tons better soon Gabrielle! I’m so glad someone else gets a bit frustrated with a poorly husband! In our house he’s usually the last to catch anything so by the time the kids & me have had it, I’m fed up of looking after sick people! Poor thing!

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